“I HAVE EMBODIED THE SLUR ‘Black bitch’ and made a whole archetype out of it,” 24-year-old Florida rapper Doechii told Rolling Stone last year. “I see this Black girl, and she’s super powerful, creative, confident.
She knows who she is. She doesn’t carry around weight. She’s just a boss.” That confidence was all over her breakout viral hit, “Yucky Bucky Fruitcake,” and it comes through in her uncompromising looks. Walking the red carpet at the 2022 VMAs in a leather blazer, she showed she knows how to turn heads with low-key accessories, opting for a pair of black grillz by jeweler Alligator Jesus, and a choppy, pitch-black updo by celebrity hairstylist Dhairius Thomas. For her debut Tonight Show performance, she rapped the intro to her single “Persuasive” engulfed in a crocodile-toned gown, with layers of excessive fabric and matching knee-high boots, glamorously serving notice that even though her career is just getting started, she’s already in charge of her own future.